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Now at 2560x1600, the GTX 980 is just 1fps faster than the R9 290X, while the R9 290 was 2fps faster than the GTX 970. Nvidia's other high-end GPUs looked foolish, with the GTX 780 once again being outpaced by the R9 280X and 7970.
Previous flagship GPUs such as the GTX 680 averaged just 30fps, which was the same frame rate delivered by the low-end R9 270X.